Monument record LWT 309 - World War Two defensive system

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Summary

A major World War Two defensive system, consisting of anti-tank ditch system, barbed wire obstructions, anti-tank scaffolding and lines of anti-tank cubes, and associated defences, including pillboxes, gun emplacements, slit trenches and weapons pits, is visible on aerial photographs encircling Lowestoft and running along this section of the East Coast from Corton to Pakefield. The defence is split into two sections, with Lake Lothing and Oulton Broad forming a natural break in the defensive line. The northern section surrounds the northern perimeter of Lowestoft, from the Lowestoft Denes to Lake Lothing and Oulton Broad (LWT 045) and then runs south from Oulton Broad Lowestoft to Pakefield (LWT 284).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5278 9295 (2524m by 6425m)
Map sheet TM59SW
Civil Parish LOWESTOFT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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October 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
A major World War Two defensive system, consisting of anti-tank ditch system, barbed wire obstructions, anti-tank scaffolding and lines of anti-tank cubes, and associated defences, including pillboxes, gun emplacements, slit trenches and weapons pits, is visible on aerial photographs encircling Lowestoft and running along this section of the East Coast from Corton to Pakefield. The defence is split into two sections, with Lake Lothing and Oulton Broad forming a natural break in the defensive line. The northern section surrounds the northern perimeter of Lowestoft, from the Lowestoft Denes to Lake Lothing and Oulton Broad (LWT 045) and then runs south from Oulton Broad Lowestoft to Pakefield (LWT 284 and GSE 045). See LWT 045, LWT 284 and GSE 045 for details.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 8th October 2014.

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Oct 9 2014 10:36AM

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